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June 13, 2009

Saturday, June 13, 2009 (Laredo, TX):


The Laredo Heat Soccer Club once again came to the Bayou City and once again only managed to salvage a tie and one point versus the Mid-South Divisions last place club, the Houston Leones.


The Heat were not able to hold the one point lead presented to them when Forward Esteban Bayona put the Gateway City team up 1 – 0 in the 37th minute. Frank Lara set up the goal for the streaking Bayona.


The scorching Houston heat and humidity took its toll again on both teams as they struggled out the gates in the second half; however, the Leones Vicenzo Cox managed to overcome the elements a little better than most when he was able to muster a well placed shot passed Heat goalkeeper Ryan Cooper into the back of the net to tie the match up at 1 – 1 in the 75th minute.


After this point, both teams struggled to take shots at the goal with the Heat holding a very slight advantage in this category but nothing was dangerous enough to get pass the Leones keeper, Agustin Sandoval.


The Heat now hopes that next week, the friendly confines of Texas A&M International University come into play when they host the DFW Tornados and the Rio Grande Valley Bravos.


Game Day Rosters:


Laredo Heat Soccer Club (Visiting Team)


Starters:


# 23 GK: Ryan Cooper

# 8 D: Joel Perez

# 7 D: Carlos Ordaz

# 5 D: Erick Acevedo

# 6 D: Raul Quinones

# 22 M: Dany Galvan

# 10 M: Juan de Dios Ibarra

# 17 M Frank Lara

# 11 M: Greg Mulamba

# 19 M: Luis Reyes

# 9 F: Esteban Bayona


Substitutions:


# 1 GK: Lucas Dyer

# 28 M: Adam Kelemet

# 21 D: Dionisio Infante

# 20 F: Theo Browne

# 27 D: Alfredo Ramos

# 13 F: Eusebio Garcia

# 3 D: Alejandro de la Fuente


Head Coach: Israel Collazo


Houston Leones (Home Team)


Starters:


# 1 GK: Agustin Sandoval

# 3 D: Sergio Soto

# 7 D: Julio Rodriguez

# 6 D: Salvador Luviano

# 17 D: Fernando Benitez

# 12 M: Anthony Ashiofu

# 25 M: Elton Flores

# 13 M: Tom Shaw

# 5 M: Jay Ambrosy

# 15 F: Miguel Hurtado

# 14 F: Vicenzo Cox